Michigan Offers Donnie Corley
On Wednesday, the Michigan coaching staff extended an offer to 4* Wide Receiver Donnie Corley. Earlier in the week, Coach Nussmeier had taken the trip to Detroit Martin Luther King High School to watch the talented receiver practice, and had decided that he had seen enough to offer a scholarship. With the offer, Michigan instantly becomes one of the front runners for his services, along side Michigan State and Notre Dame
Just been offered by Michigan #GoBlue 〽️ pic.twitter.com/cTQ1yP7u4K
— FMOI: King_Donnie9 (@DonnieCorley) October 15, 2014
Donnie is a very intriguing prospect. Although he doesn't necessarily have a star studded offer list, he plays like he should. Donnie possesses a great burst of speed off the line of scrimmage, and can out run almost any defensive back. He does an excellent job of catching the ball over the middle or on the sidelines. Out of all the in-state prospects, I think Corley might have the best hands out of all the Wide Receivers. He has ideal size at 6-2 and already weighing 185 pounds as a high school junior. He does an excellent job of catching the ball with two hands and cradling the ball into his body. After watching his highlight film, you don't see Corley catching many jump balls due to the fact that when he normally gets catches, there in open space. He's a more than adequate route runner, and paired with his excellent speed, Donnie has all the tools to be a dangerous weapon at the college level. Not only is he dangerous as a receiver, he does an excellent job at fielding punts and kicks for his King high school team. With him having still one more year of High School ball left, Donnie has all the time in the world to fine tune his game and become one of the best receivers in the nation. I fully expect him to have a jump in his rankings once his senior season starts.
Corley is currently ranked as the #38 Wide Receiver and #226 overall according to Rivals. He currently holds a crystal ball reading that is 100% in favor of Michigan State. As a sophomore for Roosevelt High School, Donnie had 23 receptions for 466 yards and 4 touchdowns.
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Keisean Lucier-South Visit Reaction
Last weekend Michigan hosted arguably their biggest recruiting target Keisean Lucier-South for an official visit. With a crazy night time atmosphere and Michigan pulling out a 4th quarter win, KLS saw what could have been this years best home game. Steve Lorenz from 24/7 caught up with Keisean earlier this week to talk about his visit, with Keisean saying;
"I'd say the visit was a lot better than I even thought it was going to be," he said. "I loved it. My parents loved it a lot. They were as excited about it as I was. The stadium atmosphere was unbelievable. I couldn't believe all the fans there that knew my name and knew who I was. It was just a really great feeling. The game experience was awesome too and I'm glad I decided to make my visit for that game."
Clearly this visit went over extremely well, and it still looks good for Michigan's chances at landing the 5* DE/OLB. Keisean was able to talk to current players Moe Ways, Jared Wrangler, Jabrill Peppers to get an in-depth look at what it's like to play for Michigan, and it seemed that Keisean was pretty happy with how things turned out. He was also spotted on the sidelines hanging out with current commits Alex Malzone, Tyree Kinnel, and Darrin Kirkland Jr.
This visit >>>>>>>> 〽️〽️〽️〽️〽️
— Keisean South1⃣6⃣ (@KLSouth16) October 12, 2014
Keisean currently has next official visit scheduled for Oregon on October 31st. He is ranked as the #2 WDE, and #23 overall player according to 24/7's composite rankings. He also holds a crystal ball that reads in favor of UCLA at 66%, with Michigan coming in second at 28%
2015 LB Asmar Bilal committed to Notre Dame on Thursday. Once believed to be a two horse race between Notre Dame and Michigan, the great start to Notre Dames season paired with Michigan's horrible start could have been a reason Michigan fell behind in his recruitment.
2015 Cornerback commit Garrett Taylor was visited by Coach Roy Manning on Friday morning. Taylor recently announced he would take official visits to Virginia Tech, Ohio State and Penn State.
On Thursday, Coach Roy Manning also visited two 5* Running Back Kareem Walker and 5* DT Rashan Gary. 5* TE Isaac Nauta was also visited by Wide Receiver coach Jeff Hecklinski. Coach Hecklinski also stopped in at 2016 WR Josh Imatorbhebhe's school to speak with the 4* prospect. The visit went well, and Josh may be heading to Ann Arbor in November for the Maryland game.
2015 commit Brian Cole took a surprise official visit to Wisconsin last weekend.
2015 TE commit Chris Clark tweeted on Monday that he will be taking an official visit to North Carolina. Chris was committed to North Carolina for a brief period of time in March, and decommitted after a few weeks. Chris has a very strong relationship with North Carolina coach staff, and it's very obvious that North Carolina is trying to flip the 5* TE back to Chapel Hill.